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Thompson v. Kaczinski
Citation:774 N.W.2d 829 (Iowa 2009).
Plaintiffs took apart a trampoline in their yard, leaving the pieces in the grass. After a few weeks, a storm with high winds blows the pieces into the road. Defendant, driving down the road, swerves out of the way to avoid the trampoline parts in the road. This causes his vehicle to roll over into a nearby ditch.
Immediately after the incident, the Defendants assisted Plaintiff from his vehicle and dragged the trampoline parts back into the yard. Plaintiff and his passenger wife suffered injuries as a result of the incident.
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